Technology is making the world more unequal. Only technology can fix this. Here’s the bad news: technology – specifically, surveillance technology – makes it easier to police disaffected populations, and that gives badly run, corrupt states enough stability to get themselves into real trouble.
Here’s the good news: technology – specifically, networked technology – makes it easier for opposition movements to form and mobilise, even under conditions of surveillance, and to topple badly run, corrupt states. Inequality creates instability, and not just because of the resentments the increasingly poor majority harbours against the increasingly rich minority. Understanding Digital Badges and Open Badges – Linking Learning. Disruptive Machine Learning – Towards Data Science – Medium. Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning. We’re all familiar with the term “Artificial Intelligence.”
After all, it’s been a popular focus in movies such as The Terminator, The Matrix, and Ex Machina (a personal favorite of mine). But you may have recently been hearing about other terms like “Machine Learning” and “Deep Learning,” sometimes used interchangeably with artificial intelligence. I’ll begin by giving a quick explanation of what Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL) actually mean and how they’re different. How to Convince Someone When Facts Fail. Have you ever noticed that when you present people with facts that are contrary to their deepest held beliefs they always change their minds?
Me neither. In fact, people seem to double down on their beliefs in the teeth of overwhelming evidence against them. Google removes autocomplete suggestions about Jews, women - CNET. If you have a burning desire to ask two specific questions in a Google search, you'll have to type them all the way out.
On Friday, Google removed autocomplete suggestions from its search engine that suggested the word "evil" at the end of these two phrases: "Are Jews... " and "Are women... " It left in place, however, the suggestion of "bad" when users type in "Are Muslims... " The autocomplete feature is Google's way of finishing your sentences, guessing what you want to search for.
The company has deleted autocomplete suggestions in the past, including when a court ordered it to stop suggesting the word "torrent" after the names of popular recording artists. Google, democracy and the truth about internet search. Here’s what you don’t want to do late on a Sunday night.
You do not want to type seven letters into Google. Column: Do we need librarians now that we have the internet? For better or worse, the digital age forces experts to make the case that a Google search doesn’t replace the librarian, and WebMD doesn’t replace the doctor, writes Robert Graboyes of the Mercatus Center.
Photo by Atef Hassan/Reuters Observe librarians, and you’ll learn quite a bit about 21st century physicians. Digital technologies are hurling both professions into disintermediated worlds where they are no longer sole providers of vital services. LEARN SOMETHING NEW. The AI disruption wave. Rudina Seseri Crunch Network Contributor Rudina Seseri is founder and managing partner at Glasswing Ventures, an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at Harvard Business School and an Executive-In-Residence for Harvard University’s Innovation-Lab.
How to join the network. Web Literacy badges in GitHub. I’m delighted to see that Mozilla have worked with Digitalme to create new Open Badges based on their Web Literacy Map.
Not only that, but the badges themselves are platform-agnostic, with a GitHub repository containing the details that can be used under an open license. INF532 Cohort Artefacts. How to be an effective knowledge worker and ‘manage yourself’ As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, at the moment I’m reading eight books on repeat every morning.
One of these is Peter Drucker’s magnificent Managing Oneself. Learn from three founding fathers of distance education interviewed. A Domain of One’s Own in a Post-Ownership Society – Medium. 7 min read Maha Bali has written a blog post asking why we talk about “a domain of one’s own” and “reclaim your domain” since people never really own their domains.
They merely rent them, she points out. My understanding of ownership is that something belongs to me. That I have already acquired it or been gifted it. And I own it until I die, no additional payment required. Do not track. Don't fix knowledge problems with information tools. Knowledge and information are not the same, so why do we try to solve Knowledge problems with Information tools? Often a client comes to us and says something like "We have a Knowledge Management problem. Our project teams can't find the knowledge they need to deliver their projects. We want you to work with us to develop a better way to characterise, store and access project information". More Than a Million Syllabuses at Your Fingertips.
The open floor plan, Ikea-style furnishing and bubbly atmosphere feel more like a Silicon Valley coworking space than a world class humanities center. At the Stanford Literary Lab, the desks might be littered with hefty tomes, but the laptops show strings of code. The Lit Lab is a stronghold of the Digital Humanities, a field that ties computing to humanistic research.
Educator’s Domestic Abuse. Educator’s Domestic Abuse Several years ago, I had a long conversation with speaker and author Kevin Honeycutt. He was playing the role of therapist, and I his patient. Kevin explained that many great educators die of “educational domestic abuse,” and that education is losing too many teachers to this epidemic. The Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It. The self-fulfilling prophesy - SCHIRN MAG. Joachim Horn, SAM Labs. Written by. What Is the Deep Web? It's More Important Than You Think. Social media: trap or opportunity? Bring your own network. “Will this be on the test?” — The Startup. What’s Next in Computing? What’s Next in Computing? The computing industry progresses in two mostly independent cycles: financial and product cycles. #40years of educational technology: Networks. Personal Learning Networks. Personal Learning Networks What is a Professional Learning Network? - Digital Curation.
15 Mind-Blowing Statistics Reveal What Happens on the Internet in a Minute. 15 Mind-Blowing Statistics Reveal What Happens on the Internet in a Minute. Medium is not a publishing tool — The Story. Medium is not a publishing tool. Lessons from Davos 2016: Why future-proofing your organization is the most important thing you can… Welcome to the Human-to-Human Purpose and Experience Driven Era (Adventure) The Internet Archive turns 20: a behind the scenes look at archiving the web. Work with cool people on stuff that you love — Solidarity for Slackers.
A Guide to the Social Age 2016. The rise of “homeless” media — Thoughts on Media. What is innovation anyway, and why should you care about it? IP-rimer: A Basic Explanation of Intellectual Property. Why I Won’t Use TurnItIn to Check My PhD Thesis. Tactical Serendipity — The Learning Revolution. Shorter, better, faster, free — Advice for authoring a PhD or academic book. Crafting collaborative places. The digital revolution in higher education has already happened. No one noticed. 6 of the Best Paying Tech Careers for 2016. What implication does the emoji have for the future of linguistics? — The Interrobang. Grant to Develop the Next Generation Wayback Machine. Dear teacher: copyright concerns you — copyright untangled. The Internet's Dark Ages. Your Next Hidden Opportunity — Design x Data. Let Students Cheat — The Synapse. Understanding Wikipedia in 3 Clicks. 10 Tech Trends That Will Change Content Creation.
Atlassian software firm founder Scott Farquhar's tips to make Australia rival Silicon Valley. Stanford Undergrad. Cut and thrust. Personal Learning in the Workplace. Can Design Thinking Help Schools Find New Solutions to Old Problems? 24/7/365 Schooling: The Implications. Practices and Participatory Learning Environments. Communicate and Collaborate Through Social Bookmarking. The End of the Internet Dream? — Backchannel. Resistance is futile. Content Curation In Online Learning: How To Do It Right. Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens. Meet the modern learner [infographic] Is it really collaboration? How Abandoning Learning and Training Improved Learning Outcomes. How Students Benefit From Social Media. The absurd and unfounded myth of the digital native — Enrique Dans. Why is Good Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World?
Social Capital and PLNs: Discovering, Building, and Cultivating Networks of Learners. How is “Connected” Connected? The weakness of the network to nurture curiosity. The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New — Personal Growth. Learning professionally with Google+ Communities. The power of lifelong learning. 8 Tips for Creating a Stellar Online Course — Bright. 3 things you should know about open scholarship. Blended Learning and the Teaching Profession [Infographic]
9 Tips To Apply Adult Learning Theory to eLearning. ECM #149 OER: Teaching Without Traditional Textbooks @coolcatteacher. Digital Essay for #INF530 (with images) · jdtriver.
21st century learning. Critical evaluation of information and the Australian Curriculum. 2015 Internet Trends. PLN. Knowledge networking artefact critique. KN artefact critique. Knowledge networking in action. Information curation (and new tool no. 2) New tool no. 3 – eduCanon. Collegial Artefact Critiques. Get connected with Google+ – a digital artefact. How Students Benefit From Social Media. A Good Twitter Visual Guide in Dr. Seuss Style. Facilitated Peer to Peer Self Organizing Learning Environment. From peeragogy.org/